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Fight, Newt, Fight
Esquire ^ | March 29, 2012 | Charles P. Pierce

Posted on 03/29/2012 11:47:54 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

It is not often that I rise to the defense of N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer Of Civilization's Rules And Leader (Perhaps) Of The Civilizing Forces, but I think if the man wants to keep running for president, he should keep running for president. I think he should ignore the people telling him to get out so the party can line itself up behind the Romneybot 2.0, because the party plainly doesn't want to do that. Willard Romney is not unpopular because Newt Gingrich is still running against him. He is unpopular because, to anyone not in Willard Romney's income ionosphere, he is an unprincipled boor who speaks as though he learned English backwards and 20 minutes ago. Consider the fiasco he constructed for himself in Wisconsin yesterday, when he tried to relate an "amusing anecdote" about Pater and the groundlings who once worked for him, and ended up sounding like the Grand Duke of the Duchy Of Dipshit.

"One of the most humorous I think relates to my father," he started, going on to tell how George Romney closed a car factory in Michigan and moved the production to Wisconsin. That became something of a sensitive topic when the elder Romney ran for governor, especially when he happened to be out at a parade with a school band that could play the Wisconsin fight song, but not the University of Michigan's. So every time they would start playing ‘On, Wisconsin, On, Wisconsin,' my dad's political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn't want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin," Romney said.

You think this guy is going to become less obviously maladroit just because Newt Gingrich isn't around to heckle him any more? The Republican fixers want Gingrich out so that they can get busy creating a meretricious narrative about Romney that they can pitch to as many of the gullible rubes as will buy it. The less time they have to do that, the better. (Making out of Mitt Romney a plausible human being is not a task that can be accomplished quickly.) So Newt should stay in just to make that job harder because, really, what does he owe to any of these guys? Say what you will about his megalomanical ideas, he at least expresses them in a way that doesn't make you feel you should be trimming his hedge or something.

He should also ignore the people who say he should get out because he has very little money. If that's the scoreboard by which we measure candidates now, the Republic is lost anyway. Nobody's telling cheapskate Ron Paul to get out, even though crazy Uncle Liberty (!) has pretty plainly been absorbed into the force field that surrounds Romneybot 2.0.

Newt should also ignore people who say he should get out because he is firing all the people who worked for his campaign. That's important to approximately 25 people, and they're all sitting around various Green Rooms anyway. If Newt wants to go on as The Man Who Walks Alone -- "...like Caine in Kung Fu." Jules Winnfield -- I say god go with him. At the very least, we will be spared a little while longer from the inevitable campaign film, Willard Romney: My Struggle Upwards From Wealth.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; gingrich2012; gopprimary; leadership
________________ newt.org
1 posted on 03/29/2012 11:48:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
Newt Gingrich is going after:

All the unpledged "soft" delegates that haven't committed in primaries already completed.

PA (72) and MT (26)-- ALL delegates remain unpledged regardless of primary vote (as are IL (69) delegates.

AND:

RI (16) proportional
NY (92) proportional
WVA (28) proportional -- elect delegates (who list their presidential pick on ballot)
NC (52) proportional
OR (25) proportional
AK (33) proportional
KY (42) proportional
TX (155) proportional
CA (169) proportional (by district)
NM (20) proportional
SD (25) proportional

The Green Papers

2 posted on 03/29/2012 11:49:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They want you out so WeThePeople has no alternative but to vote for POS mitt. It ain’t happening.

STAY IN NEWT or go on the Independent Ticket - then POS Mitt can keep his 30%! And AMERICA gets the BEST INDEPENDENT WeThePeople PRESIDENT!

INDEPENDENT of the GOP E!! Woo Hoo!!!!


3 posted on 03/29/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hang in there and FIGHT Newt!

We’re with you ALL the way!


4 posted on 03/29/2012 11:56:35 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hah! This is fabulous. I agree, Newt should be a burr in the saddle of as many people as possible until the bitter, or victorious, end.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by mancini
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To: All
Delegate count -- "Hard" and "Soft" and state by state rules
6 posted on 03/29/2012 12:00:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Although I’m no fan of N. Leroy Gingrich, I like this article for all it says about the Grand Duke of the Duchy Of Dipshit!


7 posted on 03/29/2012 12:00:41 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Great news here for Newt! A Rat sports writer and all around Commie Leftist, Peirce, writing in a publication primarily for men who get pedicures and drink fruit drinks out of martini glasses is behind him. If there was ever a ringing endorsement for Newt, this is it. Anyone that thinks that this dude is pulling the lever for anyone else but Obummer is crazy.

Pierce is a Progressive Comie Pinko Rat of the first order.

8 posted on 03/29/2012 12:01:14 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I remain unconvinced that Newt is the answer to anything but a terribly desperate question.

But I know for certain that this guy is not the answer for anything:


9 posted on 03/29/2012 12:02:29 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt has already proven he’s smarter than almost anyone else in politics. If there is a way he’ll make it work. I’ll stick with him till the end.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by McGruff (Sarah...Sarah...Sarah!)
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To: lonevoice

I will stand with Newt until he sits down. What is wrong with so many Republicans that they think Romney is the one to beat Obama? It’s 2008 and John McCain all over again. I will not be convinced to support Romney until, if and when he becomes the GOP candidate.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 12:05:24 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Lazlo in PA
Pierce is a Progressive Comie Pinko Rat of the first order.

And he's just warming up for easy pickings called Mitt!

He could not write this article about Mitt if Newt was up in the polls -- you cannot substitute smart.

12 posted on 03/29/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: mancini

I can’t help but feel uplifted when I read something like this instead of all the snide, vicious, humiliating, pompous, chiding, agenda driven, hand wringing, foaming at the mouth articles about Newt from those who I once had some respect for and now see as jerks. (Okay! I just took a deep breath!)


13 posted on 03/29/2012 12:10:47 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bump!


14 posted on 03/29/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And then there is this link, in case you’ve not listened to this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2865398/posts

Click the link for the Georgetown speech.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 12:16:00 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well then I will look forward to your next post citing Media Matters on what their impressions of our Primary are and what our candidates should do.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 12:16:14 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Jim Robinson

It is an entirely fair question at this point, CW, to ask if Newt is not injuring the chance for a brokered convention by pulling votes from the only conservative now in the race with a prayer.

I don’t say that lightly. But the math appears to be saying the above.

We let this happen with McCain, and now we’ve done it again with Romney.

The GOP-E is better at politics than we are.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 12:18:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: txrangerette
Romney's negatives hit new high, poll finds ……“In the poll, 50 percent of all surveyed and 52 percent of registered voters held unfavorable opinions of Romney. Thirty-four percent hold positive views on Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential contender in Post/ABC polls dating back to 1984.”…..

___________________________

And there is no one to blame but Romney.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 12:19:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Shery
Thank you for adding it to the thread.

Here is another to Newt's Georgetown lecture yesterday.

Gingrich Speaks on Social Security, Draws Protest

19 posted on 03/29/2012 12:22:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Charles Payne of Fox Business called Newt a crybaby on Fox. Brit Hume said he has road rage. Ann Coulter called Newt crazy on RedEye. Fox even asked Newts daughter about the liberal Nonpartisan Tax Center saying Newts tax plan was no good. They forgot to mention it is a liberal organization. Glenn Beck called Newt the “enemy of God” a few days ago on his radio show. Stephen Moore (WSJ) told Newt to drop out of the race and keep his dignity. I think our side has not been serving us very well and yes..I have been keeping track.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 12:24:08 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’ll be sure to ping you Laz.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Please stay in, Newt. If you go there is no one for which to vote.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by Tomato lover
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To: sheikdetailfeather
......I think our side has not been serving us very well and yes..I have been keeping track.

They're afraid that by having Newt as a lifeboat, Mitt will continue looking like Mitt to the voters - incompetent. If we have another option -- are not forced to accept Mitt with no other left to vote for, we can pressure the Establishment who thinks they are close once again to fulfilling their mission of nominating a mushy moderate, while thumbing their noses at the unwashed base.

23 posted on 03/29/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: xzins
It is an entirely fair question at this point, CW, to ask if Newt is not injuring the chance for a brokered convention by pulling votes from the only conservative now in the race with a prayer. I don’t say that lightly. But the math appears to be saying the above.

Others say the math shows that Newt is keeping more delegates from Mitt; if he leaves Mitt will rack up a win for sure.

24 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Godspeed Newt.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:45 PM PDT by Finny ("The rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own." -- C. Yeager)
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To: Pride in the USA
I will stand with Newt until he sits down.

I love that! It would make a good tagline too, something which you presently don't have. If you want to add something to your name, next time you post a reply, just look directly below the text box where you type your reply. You'll see another, smaller text box with a label above it that says "Tagline". Whatever you put there will stay there on all your future posts, until you delete it or change it.

If you'd rather not, just ignore me. :-)

26 posted on 03/29/2012 12:36:57 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: presently no screen name

Sarah + Newt + West = Dynamite. I don’t care what order they appear on the ticket.

Any two would clean house.


27 posted on 03/29/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It will be a whole new world with Newt as President. He won’t lower the oceans, but Main St. will look like America again!!! Newt all the way, please God.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: ROTB
I agree. This is what people clean house want but don't vote for it because of propaganda. They don't trust own mind/thought process but others as they led them/our country astray.
29 posted on 03/29/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Shery

Thanks for the link :)


30 posted on 03/29/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I went and saw Newt at a fundraiser this week. It was at a private residence. He spoke for about a half hour, answered questions from the audience, and posed for pictures.

1) His goal is to stay in the race until the convention. If Romney is 100 or more delegates short by the convention, Newt thinks that he can make the case that he is the best person to take on Obama in the debates.
2) He is an amazing intellectual, and also very good in the face-to-face campaign game, which is a very rare combination. He rattled off a three minute answer about the money supply and the velocity of money in response to a question about inflation. Hearing him answer questions is like watching Picasso paint.
3) If not for Newt, Romney would have walked away with the nomination 5 months ago. Romney has had to go on record making conservative statements for the last 5 months that he would not have had to make if not for Newt. And despite the Etch-a-Sketch comment, a Republican can not walk away from campaign promises like a Democrat can. Remember “read my lips, no new taxes”? It cost Bush Sr. a second term.
4) His personal history may be messy, but without Newt Gingrich we would not have had a Republican majority in 1994, and the world as we know it would be a very different place. Imagine a second Clinton term with no Republican congress - we’d have had socialized medicine in 1995.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 1:13:49 PM PDT by pie_eater
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To: pie_eater

Thank you for the information and comments.

He would be a wonder - teaching the country and standing up to Congress with the voters’ help. To have a say and not be continually disappointed by our representatives, to see the actual roll back of regulations and agencies, an energy boom and economic surge would light this country up and by extension buoy our allies and make our enemies back off.


32 posted on 03/29/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"So every time they would start playing ‘On, Wisconsin, On, Wisconsin,' my dad's political people would jump up and down and try to get them to stop, because they didn't want people in Michigan to be reminded that my dad had moved production to Wisconsin,"....

A-ha-ha-ha. How droll.

What? Poppy endorsed you? How wonderful! Now you can add "kinder, gentler" to your resume, along with laying off the proles and patronizing the lowbrows.

33 posted on 03/29/2012 2:14:20 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He could not write this article about Mitt if Newt was up in the polls

That's a very good point. The liberals are losing discipline (if they ever had any) and are beginning to take the gloves off with Mittens (if that's not too mixed a metaphor).

Nothing but rocks and shoals for Mitt from here on in.

How badly will it screw with their heads if the convention throws over the traces and stampedes for Sarah? (Yeah, yeah, I know .... but I can dream, can't I?)

34 posted on 03/29/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Lazlo in PA
Pierce is a Progressive Comie Pinko Rat of the first order.

Yeah, whatever . . . but at least he has Mitt pegged! ;-)

36 posted on 03/29/2012 2:40:38 PM PDT by maryz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Article: He should also ignore the people who say he should get out because he has very little money.

We've had 24 years of moderate/RINO GOP nominees who are the nominees because it was their turn or they had the most money. Over those 24 years, they've either lost to Democrats or if they get in office, they leave us with a larger, more expensive, and more powerful federal government, which they then turn over to Democrats.

Besides, money means nothing in a campaign against Obama - he'll have a lot more than the GOP candidates currently running have combined. If Romney gets the nomination, he will be shell-shocked by what Obama, his big money backers, and the MSM do to him.
37 posted on 03/29/2012 3:21:43 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: McGruff

He needs to win 3 more states to even have his name entered into nomination, he’s not gonna get one more.

There is only one alternative to Romney, Rick Santorum.


38 posted on 03/29/2012 8:18:09 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Vote for Liberty! Vote for “Due Process”! Vote for Newt!!!


39 posted on 03/29/2012 8:24:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I will “Root for Newt” until someone officially has the republican nod. After that, tough decisions ahead on whom to support.

It really, really irks me that more voters can’t look past Newt’s personal history, see through the absolute lies that have been spread about him by the MSM, lib/progressives, and yes, Mitt Romney and the GOP-E. I fear it is a sign of the lack of seriousness of today’s voters to study the issues.

To me, Newt is the ONLY candidate that states the obvious problems we face today, unashamedly promotes common-sense conservative solutions, while the other candidates simply ignore these pressing problems or propose band-aid solutions.

A prime example is in the huge media coverage this week of the SCOTUS arguments for & against Obamacare. The obvious question arising from this huge decision, and one that is NEVER asked by the MSM, is “How did we allow ourselves to morph from a republic of free people into a judical oligarchy?”

The answer is “judical activism” that simply allows the judiciary to “amend” the constitution without the lib/progressives having to argue their positions, convince a majority of the voters, and go through the arduous constitutional amendment process. Liberal/progressive judges have effictively made the amendment process superflous.

Newt is the ONLY candidate to address this problem, and propose a detailed, historical, constitutional, common-sense solution. His reward was to receive nothing but guffaws and put-downs from the liberal/progressive/media cabal, as well as from the squishes that inhabit the GOP-E and Romney (but I repeat myself).

God bless Newt, and I pray he will find some way to win this nomination.


40 posted on 03/30/2012 8:45:19 AM PDT by Optimus Maximus (The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it -L von Mises)
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To: Optimus Maximus
Newt is the ONLY candidate to address this problem, and propose a detailed, historical, constitutional, common-sense solution. His reward was to receive nothing but guffaws and put-downs from the liberal/progressive/media cabal, as well as from the squishes that inhabit the GOP-E and Romney (but I repeat myself).

As Newt told the GWU audience this week: ......"“The greatest frustration I’ve had since leaving the speakership is the denseness of Washington in accepting new ideas,” Gingrich told the Georgetown crowd. “We are surrounded by a news media that is cynical, and by consultants who are cynical, and by lobbyists who are cynical.” They think big ideas are “silly,” he complained.

“I haven’t done a very good job as a candidate because it is so difficult to communicate big solutions in this country,” he said wistfully near the end of his talk. “The entrenched structure of the system is so hostile to it.” The students nodded; some clapped. Gingrich didn’t pause. He didn’t smile. He wasn’t looking for a cheer. For what it’s worth, he was trying to make a point." Source

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Re Newt's judicial reform platform:

Combating Judicial Activism "The revolutionary idea contained in the Declaration of Independence is that certain fundamental human rights, including the right to life, are gifts from God and cannot be given nor taken away by government. Yet, secular radicals are trying to remove “our Creator” – the source of our rights – from public life. Newt has an aggressive strategy to defend life and religious liberty in America."

And:

Principles to protect life and religious liberty

* Nominate conservative judges who are committed to upholding Constitutional limited government and understand that the role of the judges is to interpret the law, not legislate from the bench.
* Combat judicial activism by utilizing checks on judicial power Constitutionally available to the elected branches of government. (Read an extended white paper on restoring the proper role of the judicial branch here.)
* End taxpayer subsidies for abortion by repealing Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood, and reinstating the “Mexico City Policy” which banned funding to organizations that promote and/or perform abortions overseas.
* Protect religious expression in the public square such as crosses, crèches and menorahs.
* Protect healthcare workers right to conscience by making sure they are not forced to participate in or refer procedures such as abortion.
* Protect the rights of home-schooled children by ensuring they have the same access to taxpayer funded, extra-curricular educational opportunities as any public school student.
* Protect the rights of teachers to use historical examples involving religion in their classroom. Nor should they be discouraged from answering questions about religion or discussing it objectively in the classroom.
* Protect the frail, infirm and the elderly from the state’s arbitrary decision to terminate life.

41 posted on 03/30/2012 10:07:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You remind me of Churchill, as does Newt:

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

Source:
http://www.presentationmagazine.com/winston-churchill-speech-we-shall-fight-them-on-the-beaches-8003.htm


42 posted on 03/30/2012 11:06:29 AM PDT by Optimus Maximus (The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it -L von Mises)
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To: Optimus Maximus

That famous quote from Churchill’s speech strikes a cord in my heart. And you’ve mightily lifted my spirits by complimenting my English-Irish-etc-etc stubbornness. :) Thank you.


43 posted on 03/30/2012 12:47:39 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Optimus Maximus

Newt’s right. There are more of us than there are of them, at least for some small amount of time.

There are many of us with that strain of English/Scottish/Irish stubborness, and truly everyone that has adopted this country’s founding principles will NOT go quietly into the yawning socialist nightmare.

We will prevail, as Winston stated, in God’s good time, and restore our republic to the founding principles.

Heard Walter Williams this morning on a local talk radio show. He was asked what he thought was the cause of so many Americans believing things like health care, welfare, etc. was a now a right to be expected, in direct conflict with our country’s founding principles.

His answer was one of the most succinct explanations I’ve heard.

Walter Williams believes 95% of our current problems are due to a failure of morals in the American citizenery.

He said (paraphrasing) “If I pass a woman sleeping on a grate on the side of the street in the dead of winter, and I go around the corner, pull a gun, and rob someone of $200, turn around, go give the $200 dollars to the homeless woman so she can get a meal and a room, I would be thrown in jail for theft. Our Christian ideals make it incumbent upon me to help the needy, and provide charity FROM MY OWN POCKET. This is an admirable trait in an individual. Theft is not an admirable trait. When GOD gave Moses the ten commandments, I’m pretty sure he didn’t say THOU SHALT NOT STEAL UNLESS YOU CAN GET A MAJORITY VOTE IN CONGRESS. Stealing is stealing, and we shouldn’t accept the premise that it’s ok for the government to steal from one person and give to another, just as we do not accept the premise that it’s ok for an individual to steal from one person to give to another. If we simply obeyed the moral imperative that stealing is wrong, we would solve most of our problems.”

Exactly.


44 posted on 03/30/2012 1:17:08 PM PDT by Optimus Maximus (The criterion of truth is that it works even if nobody is prepared to acknowledge it -L von Mises)
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